Reckoning, an evening-length duet created by Kora Radella & Chris Seibert, is available for performances. Full film of this work is available.

 Contact:  kora.radella@gmail.com  Photos by Mark Horning

“From the waist down, the women wear wedding dresses that have been tucked and folded, topped by puckered, gray cotton bodices. As a recording of Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 7 plays, the two rail against each other in a (beautiful) physical battle, thrusting fists toward one another’s guts, or prodding and pulling at legs and arms as feathers stuffed in Radella’s bosom go flying every which way. But in moments, the women slow the action and tenderly support each other’s weight. It’s hard to know what exactly the metaphor is: Are they swans? Geishas? Lovers? Runaway brides? Maybe all of the above — it’s fascinating.” - Lauren Warneke, Chicago arts critic

KORA RADELLA is a choreographer, movement teacher, performer, and artist. Radella’s choreography has been performed in New York City at venues including Judson Church, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, 92Y, Center for Performance Research, Pioneer Works, and Roulette and in other locations nationally including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Pulse Art Fair in Miami, Art Prize in Grand Rapids, the Three River Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, and Cleveland Public Theatre and internationally at Berliner Festspiele in Berlin and Arts Arena in Paris at the invitation of renowned theater director Robert Wilson, as well as in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Brussels, and London. Wilson about the evening-length work she choreographed entitled Repercussion wrote, "Geometric choreography is counterpointed with moments of free movement, with intelligent and carefully thought out use of space." Noted for her use of "awkward grace," Radella researches being on the edge of control, pushing both physical and psychological balances.  She was a recipient of an artist residency at Yaddo in 2016 and at Lake Studios Berlin in 2015, Ohio Arts Excellence Awards in 2014 and 2018, and was a 2019 Bogliasco Fellow. She also was an artist-in-residence at The Watermill Center in 2016 with BOOMERANG, a company she, as the choreographer, co-founded. Radella's primary teaching interests include contemporary dance technique via what she calls "riding resilience," improvisation, contact improvisation, and composition.  Radella has a long-standing collaborative history, via Double-Edge Dance, with composer/saxophonist Ross Feller and has collaborated with other contemporary musicians as well as visual artists and filmmakers. She is a certified yoga teacher (500RYT). Radella has a Kenyon College dance faculty position that allows her flexibility to create special projects, do commissioned work, and teach master classes nationally and internationally. Contact kora.radella@gmail.com for bookings. To see Radella’s work with BOOMERANG, visit www.boomerangdance.com

Upcoming Performances & More

Saturday, October 12, 1PM, Riding Resilience in Improvisation workshop taught by Radella

Virginia Dance Improvisation Festival - https://vdif130183879.wordpress.com/

Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia

Friday, November 8, 8 PM Wrest solo performed by Rebecca Burcher

CLEVELAND DANCE FEST 2019

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2592 West 14th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

Saturday, November 9, 10:30 AM, RIDING RESILIENCE class taught by Radella

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2592 West 14th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

Recent Performances & More

2019

Saturday, September 7, Cleveland, Ohio

solo performed by Radella, textile art by Rebecca Cross, music by Ross Feller

PANDEMONIUM, Cleveland Public Theatre

August 28 & 29, Ann Arbor, MI

Rememberer, solo performed by Sean Hoskins

Shape // matter Movement Showcase

June 21, 78th Street Studios

Reckoning with Chris Seibert

June 12, DanceUSA Conference, Cleveland, Ohio

Wrest performed by Rebecca Burcher

March 23 & 24, Wild Calm Weekend Workshop, Barcelona, Spain

https://tragantdansa.com/es/contents/laboratorio-de-movimiento-la-calma-salvaje/

March 16, LachesiLAB, Milan, Italy

Armor Amour work-in-progress showing

March 8 - March 14, the WorkRoom, Milan Italy

Armor Amour residency

February 26 – March 3, LachesiLAB, Milan, Italy

Armor Amour residency

February 20 - 25, Tuscania, Italy

Armor Amour residency

January 7-February 8, Bogliasco, Italy

Kora had an artist residency and was a 2019 Bogliasco Fellow to work on the new project Armor Amour

2018

Sunday, NOVEMBER 18th, NYC

Composer Ross Feller and choreographer Kora Radella hit the stage with String Noise, Adam Tendler and an array of talented performers!

http://roulette.org/event/reckoning-music-and-motion/Roulette

Saturday, November 10th, Cleveland

CLEVELAND DANCE FEST 2018

Reckoning, solo premiere of an excerpt of the evening-length duet performed by Chris Seibert

PREMIERE OF Wrest

a solo performed by Sarah Lass with music composed by Ross Feller

2018 DANCE NOW Festival at Joe’s Pub of The Public Theater

Film created by Steven Speliotis

Photos by Tanya Rosen-Jones

Photos by Tanya Rosen-Jones

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